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Memo to the Academy, 1995

Speed, Pulp Fiction, Legends of the Fall, The Madness of King George, Imaginary Crimes, It Could Happen To You, Blue Sky, Ladybird Ladybird, Tom and Viv, I.Q., Fresh, Red, The Mask, Ed Wood, Legends of the Fall, Hoop Dreams

4 thoughts on “Memo to the Academy, 1995

  • Just never agreed with these guys on Pulp Fiction? What am I missing? I didn’t care for it in the LEAST. I have not seen it again. Its a quarter of a century old now, maybe I need to give it another chance.

    • You’re missing EVERYTHING. It’s one of the greatest American films EVER made, and a strong candidate for the greatest film of the 90’s!! Don’t know if you noticed, but in the quarter of a century since you saw it’s become a bonafide CLASSIC and one of the most quotable & imitated films ever. There’s a reason for that. An indisputable MASTERWORK.

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  • I gotta agree with Alejandro on this one, “Pulp Fiction” is a classic and was a mind-blowing original when it came out in 1994. I remember seeing it in an arthouse theater, one of those with a screen about the size of a bedsheet, there was no advance word on it that I was aware of, I just went in cold and came out amazed and stunned. It didn’t stay in that arthouse for long, it played in multiplexes all over town after a week. It’s certainly worth a second look; after practically every filmmaker in Hollywood has been influenced by it and Tarantino, it’s possible now to view it as simply a film, not a gigantic EXPERIENCE, and it quickly becomes clear how great a film it is.

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